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3 August 2020

Placeity has been commissioned to deliver their digital platforms and expertise by the Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce in association with East and West Dunbartonshire Councils.

The project is part of the national Scotland Loves Local campaign, to encourage local people to #thinklocalfirst and shop local in Bishopbriggs and Bearsden in the East; and Clydebank, Dumbarton and The Vale of Leven in the West.

The Dunbartonshire Chamber are also collaborating with the Business Gateway teams to deliver the local campaigns, along with the Placeity team.

Chief Executive of the Chamber, Damon Scott, said “based on the digital work completed in Milngavie centred around Milngavie.co.uk working with local businesses and the community, we felt that the Placeity team were most suited to deliver the digital platforms for the local towns. The collaborative approach also enabled us to engage with local talent and freelancers to help deliver the content and longer term benefits of a town based digital presence that the community had a real stake in”.

Following the challenges brought about with the months of lockdown during the Corona virus, the Placeity concept was developed as a sustainable solution for a future digital High Street and communities that could embrace digital technology, social media as well as traditional ways of doing business.

Founder of the concept, Tony I’Anson, has been working in digital marketing for over 25 years and provided services to Business Improvement Districts in Scotland for the last 7 years. Tony said “all the team who collaborate with Placeity are passionate about our towns. We are bringing our collective career experience to make sure they are part of the future for the benefit of generations to come.”

The team have the experience to develop a plan that towns need right now as we enter the latter phases of the Covid-19 pandemic, and going forwards into an uncertain economic future.

Placeity has a proven record in assisting places, and many individual business owners, to rapidly develop a robust and innovative on-line and digital presence that focuses on the place and brings better engagement, increased High Street sales and greater visitor numbers.

Placeity help you to put your town at the centre of a new economy.

The team works together, drawing on the exact balance of experience for each project, to ensure a robust and innovative digital solution for each place and its local economy. The most successful projects have the key ingredient of passionate input from the business owners and the local community. The team look forward to working with the people of East and West Dunbartonshire to help the future well-being of their towns.

The five localised platforms that will be launched in the coming weeks include:

Bishopbriggs.co.uk

Bearsden.org.uk

Clydebank.org.uk

Dumbarton.co.uk

ValeLovesLocal.co.uk